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Why are millions of salmon dying in Scotland?

Animal Equality investigates the Scottish salmon industry.

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OUR VISION AND MISSION


Animal Equality’s vision is a world in which all animals are respected and protected.

Animal Equality is an international organisation working with society, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.

Our work


Animal Equality works strategically in four distinct areas to ensure progress for animals.

Animal Equality by Numbers


8
Country Offices
817+
Facilities Investigated
7
Investigations Released in 2023
901,582
Petition Signatures in 2023
6,576,858
Video Views in 2023
22,588,732
Media Views in 2023

The Voice of Our Supporters


“When you witness the horror that really happens behind closed doors and slaughterhouses to farm animals all over the world, it’s impossible not to be affected by it and to realise that we have to do something drastic to stop it.”

Joaquin Phoenix
Activist and actor, speaking at a protest with Animal Equality in London
“Nothing prepares you for looking into the eyes of a mother pig whose life is to be impregnated and left in a cage until she’s slaughtered. I can’t imagine how awful it must be to be literally trapped and crushing your own babies and not be able to do anything about it.”

Rooney Mara
Activist and actress, speaking about her experience inside a pig farm
“Going into that foie gras farm gave me an insight, if only brief, into the lives of the brave activists who venture into factory farms and slaughterhouses to uncover all manner of animal abuses. I’m talking about the investigators who see the kinds of things I saw and feel the kind of pain I felt, and yet make the difficult decision to go back again day after day to do more.”

Peter Egan
Activist and actor, speaking about his experience inside a foie gras farm

News


14/02/2024

On 7th February, Animal Equality in Spain took a stand for the 35 million chicks that are brutally killed annually by the Spanish egg industry. Their direct appeal to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food demanded an immediate ban of the mass killing of male chicks in Spain, coupled with a series of proposed amendments to existing legislation.
26/01/2024

On Wednesday 24th January, Animal Equality alongside leading retailers, industry, lawyers, experts, and other animal advocates united in Parliament to discuss the need for the UK Governments to enact species-specific legislation for farmed fish at the time of slaughter.
01/12/2023

On Wednesday 29th November, Councillors on the Planning Committee for North East Lincolnshire Council approved proposals for a controversial on-land intensive salmon farm in Cleethorpes, with four opposing and seven in favour. With plans to produce 5,000 tonnes of dead fish per year, there are no other fish farms of this scale in operation currently in the UK. Once constructed, the facility will be one of the largest in the world.

Blog


16/02/2024

You’ve been trapped in a crowded room for weeks. People are stressed,…
10/02/2024

During an inspection of a lamb slaughterhouse in the US, an official Government-appointed veterinarian witnessed a lamb who was ineffectively stunned three times before slaughter. Now, Animal Equality and other fellow advocates are calling for criminal charges to be imposed against the company and its supervisor.
08/02/2024

I couldn’t breathe. I had entered the world mere seconds ago and…